CEVA Holdings LLC - Company Strategy & Performance Analysis
CEVA Holdings LLC is considered one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply chain management companies. It offers freight management and contract logistics services and provides supply chain solutions to medium- and large-scale multinational firms.
CEVA’s Freight Management division provides international air, ocean, ground, and customs brokerage services. The Contract Logistics division delivers inbound logistics, manufacturing support, distribution logistics, and aftermarket services. CEVA has a presence in 160 countries and has 8.0 million m2 of warehouse space. CEVA is headquartered in the Netherlands.
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Fluctuations in freight rates led to a decline in revenue
Through its freight management division, CEVA operates as a non-asset based carrier offering international air and sea freight, domestic freight forwarding, customs brokerage, deferred freight and other value-added services. The division’s revenue declined at an annual rate of 5.7%, from US$3.2m in 2015 to US$3.0m in 2016. However, during Q4 2016, the volumes of freight services were strong, with air freight up by 7.5% and ocean freight up by 8.9% in comparison to Q4 2015.
Contract logistics division posts a decline in revenue due to currency fluctuations
CEVA’s contract logistics division reported a -3.5% decline in revenue, from US$3.8m in 2015 to US$3.6m in 2016. Fluctuations in exchange rates caused the decline. However, if exchange rate fluctuations are ignored, revenue would have increased due to clusters of organic growth.
The company was subject to fluctuations in revenues and profit margins
CEVA recorded an increase in revenue, from US$1.67bn in Q3 FY2016 to US$1.73bn in Q4 FY2016. The increase was due to a growth in the demand for air and sea freight volumes, which rose at respective rates of 7.5% and 8.9%. In 2017, the company’s revenue grew from US$1.6bn in Q1 2017 to US$1.8bn in Q3 of 2017. An increase in the scale of business supported the growth. Profit margins also improved from -1.6% in Q1 FY2017 to -1.1% in Q3 2017.